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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Woman Receives Rare Living-Donor Small Bowel Transplant From Dad

Newswise | University of Illinos of Chicago

Newswise — Brianna Lugo, a 20-year-old woman from Lake Villa, Illinois, received a rare living-donor small bowel transplant from her father Dec. 3 at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.

Both patients are now home and doing well.

UI Health surgeons removed about six feet of small intestine from 59-year-old Bruce Lugo and transplanted the segment into his daughter.

UI Health has performed more than two-thirds of all living-donor small bowel transplants in the U.S., and is the only hospital in the country to offer the procedure.

Living-donor small intestine transplants — in which a portion of the organ is taken from a compatible donor, usually a close family member — have outcomes comparable to cadaveric transplants. However, receiving an organ from a relative bypasses the wait on a list for a cadaveric organ that is a good match.

Lugo was a sophomore in high school and just 16 years old when she experienced ongoing severe pain in her abdomen that brought her to a local hospital. Continue reading


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